Should Americans Fear Universal Health Care?

March 11, 2021

Hospitals Once Offered Charity — Now They Demand It

June 11, 2020

The New York Times describes HCA Healthcare as “one of the world’s wealthiest hospital chains” whose profits over the past two years have exceeded $7 billion.” But these are troubled times and HCA’s executives now understand that sacrifices must be made. The Times reports that...

America Called Its Government, But No One Answered

March 23, 2020

I have just finished a couple of weeks on the road in Texas, during which time the coronavirus pandemic blew up across the American landscape. The best sign that something serious was happening while I was on the road was the number of guys in truck stop and convenience store restrooms...

Yahoo Finance and the Power of the Status Quo

October 30, 2019

Yahoo Finance’s senior correspondent, Rick Newman, has a bee in his bonnet. He calls it “transitioning.” In his eyes, it is the source of all ills, clearly something to be avoided at all costs. And precisely because of costs, which makes perfect sense for a financial pundit imbued with the...

Why Addressing Social Factors Could Improve US Health Care

August 31, 2019

Health in the US is a tale of two starkly different realities. The better-off and well-connected are not only in a stronger position to receive care when they need it, but they also start off with advantages that have a tremendous effect on health — in housing, employment, stress levels, food...

Dreaming is at the Core of the American Myth

September 15, 2017

Every American grows up hearing about something called the “American Dream” — a seemingly miraculous confluence of good fortune and dedication that only America can sustain. For those of you who thought that having a dream or being a dreamer is a good thing, think again. Imagine being a...